Mountaintops and Valleys – prompt from the Daily Post

Mountaintops and Valleys

Describe a time when you quickly switched from feeling at the top of the world to sinking all the way down (or vice versa). Did you learn anything about yourself in the process?


I was in high school and wrote a short story for class and it got an A+ and I was thrilled so I entered it into a contest. Well I got a rejection slip and it knocked what little confidence I had right out of me. I refused to write after that for many, many years. Now I finally am all over that and people read my work all the time. I keep telling myself that even Stephen King got rejection slips.

About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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8 Responses to Mountaintops and Valleys – prompt from the Daily Post

  1. Even the very best of writers go through this. Keep writing 🙂

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  2. The Reading Cottage: The Platform For Books, Feature Articles, Book Reviews, Interview, Culture, Lifestyle , Entertainment says:

    Interesting article, hard life lessons are sometimes at our advantage.

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  3. jannatwrites says:

    Even though everyone gets rejections, it still stinks! It’s hard not to take it personally, but we have to keep at it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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